2012 South Dakota Codified Laws
Title 19 EVIDENCE
Chapter 07. Documents, Records And Judicial Proceedings
§19-7-14 Suppression or destruction of documentary evidence as misdemeanor.
19-7-14. Suppression or destruction of documentary evidence as misdemeanor. Every person who maliciously practices any deceit or fraud or uses any force or threat with intent to prevent any party to an action, proceeding, trial, investigation, or inquiry from obtaining or producing therein any book, document, paper, record, or other matter or thing which might be evidence, or with intent to prevent any person having in his possession or control any of the same or cognizant of any fact material thereto from producing or disclosing the same; or who, knowing that any of such things is about to be produced in evidence for any such purpose, intentionally destroys the same with intent to prevent it being so produced or used is guilty of a Class 2 misdemeanor.
Source: PenC 1877, § 169; CL 1887, § 6369; RPenC 1903, § 175; RC 1919, § 3763; SDC 1939, § 13.1246; SL 1979, ch 150, § 24.
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